Wipro ties up with IISc Bengaluru for innovative solutions in AI, robotics, 5G
Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced a strategic partnership with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.
Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced a strategic partnership with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India’s premier institute for research and higher education in science and engineering, to conduct advanced applied research in autonomous systems, robotics and 5G space.
The two organisations have jointly set up the Wipro IISc Research and Innovation Network (WIRIN), a hybrid industry-academia collaboration unit, to drive idea discovery, research and innovation in technology and product design, the company said in a statement.
A group of senior professors and research staff from IISc and engineers, developers, architects and researchers from the autonomous systems, robotics and 5G domains at Wipro will constitute the team at WIRIN. They will focus on research and development of cutting-edge technologies in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Visual Computing, Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Vehicle-to-everything communication (V2X). The insights from the research will be leveraged by Wipro for its customers and the industry ecosystem. The Institute will benefit from advancing its research goal and capacity building besides commercialization of the research outcomes.
Abidali Z Neemuchwala, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at Wipro, said, “We are excited to collaborate with the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, one of the most prestigious research institutes in the world, to develop innovative solutions for autonomous systems, robotics and 5G. This is a significant step towards strengthening our position to be at the forefront of these transformative technologies.”
“IISc believes collaboration between academia and the industry is a great way of solving challenging real-world problems. We welcome and thank Wipro for supporting this high-impact, collaborative research and innovation initiative to solve complex problems in autonomous vehicular systems, robotics and 5G. We are confident that the strong technology capabilities and capable talent from both organizations will come together to make notable strides in these domains,” said Anurag Kumar, Director of IISc Bangalore.
Wipro has been investing in the area of autonomous systems and robotics for over eight years. Autonomous systems work at the convergence of several emerging technologies and are poised to disrupt multiple industries and verticals such as mobility, insurance, finance, smart cities and infrastructure, among others, the compay said.
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